Manager, Sports Turf/Grounds

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jul 24, 2022
Full time Athletics & Coaching

Job Description


Manager, Sports Turf/Grounds

Job ID: 246596
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Statesboro Campus

Department Information
9970101 - Extramural Facilities

Job Summary
Assists in the management and coordination of general maintenance and upkeep of all outdoor athletics spaces and venues. Maintain a clean, pleasant, and safe environment for student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and spectators of assigned athletic ground venues. Prepares fields for athletic practices/events, ensuring that fields are safe and consistent for collegiate competition standards. Maintains landscaping in and around all athletic ran facilities.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Assist Director, Sports Turf/Grounds with spraying of all fertilization, chemical applications, mowing, edging, and baseball/softball infield maintenance
  • Maintain irrigation on all fields and ability to repair when necessary
  • Maintain all areas surrounding athletics competition and practice facilities
  • Perform general structure maintenance when needed
  • Perform routine landscape maintenance at all athletic venues
  • Prep all competition venues for events including mowing, edging, lining, and general maintenance
  • Serve as in-game field crew for outdoor venues
  • Assist in set up, breakdown, and operations of Athletic Department Events
  • Hire, train, and supervise student workers and temporary workers
  • Communicate with coaches and administrators any issues, maintenance schedules, or updates
  • Assist Director of Athletic Facilities with facilities issues, as needed
  • Communicate NCAA compliance standards and assist with rules-education
  • Report all known or suspected violations of NCAA or conference regulations to the appropriate Athletic or Institutional administrator
  • Follow all safety and other risk management policies in performance of work
  • Follow all federal, divisional, and University athletics regulations, including rules and regulations established by the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
  • One (1) year of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
  • Experience with Turf Management with athletic-type facilities

Proposed Salary
$35,900 - $37,000

This is a non-exempt position paid on a biweekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide two (2) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance on equipment
  • Demonstrated commitment to athletic and academic excellence
  • Ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship and highest level of personal integrity
  • Ability to adjust to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Broad understanding of soils and turf maintenance
  • Understanding of and proven commitment to comply with NCAA, Sun Belt Conference, and institutional athletic rules and regulations

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date
August 5, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Maneuver items weighing up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in outdoor environment
  • Subject to uncomfortable weather conditions at times and other outdoor elements
  • Ability to safely operate hand, precision, and power tools
  • Ability to operate lawn maintenance equipment outdoors in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to work beyond the 40-hour workweek including nights, weekends, and holidaysThis is a supervisory position.
  • No, this position does not have any financial responsibilities.
  • No, this position will not be required to drive.
  • No, this role is not considered a position of trust.
  • No, this position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

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Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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